In 2011 and 2012 a Leading San Francisco based retailer embarked on their Asia Expansion Program to open new stores and brands in the Japan and China markets. Three project teams totaling 60+ people where activated all working together in the same agile code base. All three projects were successful but with great challenges, pains and difficulties. In this presentation you will learn about what challenges occurred, what collaboration techniques were used at the project and program level as well as what lessons were learned which now can be shared with you.
Elaine Law is Director, PMO & Project Management Expert at Avenue Code, and has over 17 years of experience managing information technology projects. Elaine is responsible for growth, development and management of all PMO staff. Elaine is also an adjunct professor at University California, Berkeley Extension.
She possesses CSM, PMP, and PMI – ACP certifications, and has served for over 6 years as a volunteer leader with the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of Project Management Institute with the latest conclusion of the President’s role in April 2013. Elaine’s most recent adventure with PMI is now as Region 7 Community Outreach Advisor Southwest North America.